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Stagflation Comes from Exorbitant Money Creation and Unhampered Government Spending

Economic PolicyInflationKeynesMonetary Theory

Blog05/11/2022

The Keynesian "stimulus" policies were suppose to reinvigorate the economy. Instead, they have brought stagflation.

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Student Loans and Government Subsidies: Another Government "Benefit" Creates Financial Chaos

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog05/09/2022

Since the Obama administration nationalized the student loan program, we have seen student debt metastasize. Unfortunately, the Biden administration looks to make things even worse.

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Sovereign Immunity Is Antilaw: The State Must Make Restitution to Its Victims

LibertarianismLegal System

Blog04/15/2022

A libertarian view of the law by definition means that there can be no immunity from legal consequences. Anything else perverts the very meaning of law.

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Should Government Be Your Stockbroker? Maybe So, Says Bloomberg

Financial MarketsInterventionism

Blog02/17/2022

Bloomberg suggests that individuals should not be permitted to make their own stock selections because they are not "qualified" to make such decisions. Instead, governments should help direct their investment choices.

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Socialist Economies Are Impossible: Lessons from Russia, 1917–22

World History

Blog02/15/2022

Socialization of the economy led to immediate disaster. In 1920–21, Bolshevik agrarian policy culminated in a famine with an impact unparalleled in modern European history.

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San Jose's Gun Tax Has Nothing to Do with Reducing Crime

U.S. History

Blog02/02/2022

California politicians say "gun owners should cover the costs of gun violence." Apparently, holding actual criminals responsible for their own misdeeds is too much work in California.

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Stop Trying to Turn Economics into a Branch of Psychology

Education

Blog01/20/2022

It seems the primary work of behavior economics is to "prove" that people are "irrational." Their solution to this irrationalism? More government power and planning.

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Stop Pretending Price Inflation Is a Result of "Too Much" Profit

Blog01/15/2022

If a business raises the price of its goods and consumers (and consumers pay it) we will have here a specific price increase but not a general increase in prices. That's not inflation.

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